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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NEA/DL Capt. Parker F. 'Pinky Schofield

          ~ IN MEMORY ~
Captain Parker F. ‘Pinky’ Schofield  
              1917 ~ 2012


Word has been received of the passing of Army Air Corps WWII veteran, Delta Pioneer and Delta Golden Wings member, retired NEA/DL pilot Captain Parker F. ‘Pinky’ Schofield.  Born February 4, 1917 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Parker Fall Schofield was 95 years of age at the time of his passing March 14, 2012.  Captain Schofield hired on with Northeast 05-20-1941 and retired with Delta in 1977 at the mandatory age of 60.   Parker Fall Schofield and Nancy Ann Ordway were married June 28, 1941 at the Unitarian Church, Cohasset, Norfolk County, MA.  Captain Schofield’s wife Nancy passed away in 2005. 
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PARKER F. SCHOFIELD Parker F. Schofield, 95, passed peacefully on to join his beloved wife of sixty five years, Nancy O. Schofield, on March 14, 2012. Captain Schofield flew for the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired in 1977 from a career as a pilot with Delta Airlines. He was one of those rare individuals skilled with his hands as well as his mind. During and following his airline career, Mr. Schofield ran a construction company in Massachusetts, worked as an attorney, and for two years, was Director of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization's training center in Beirut, Lebanon. He is survived by one son, one daughter, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of whom loved him dearly. "In times of doubt, Grandpa, we will sorely miss your wise counsel. We will forever cherish rich memories of your humor, your generosity, and your trademark random acts of kindness. Rest in Peace." To express condolences and/or make donations visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post from March 18 to March 25, 2012.


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